Miss Wheat at the 2010 BCOA National
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  • As promised, here are the pictures that I took of little Miss Wheat at the National. I just threw them all in the album. It was a pleasure meeting Sharron and this pretty little girl. Enjoy!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wisenji/sets/72157624795986505/

    Clay

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  • great pics - i looked at all of them. you know i didn't even take my camera with me.

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    Clay, the photos are great! it was so very kind of you to post them.
    I enjoyed meeting you and all the other folks at the national.
    Glad you got home safely.
    Again, thanks for sharing the photos.

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  • Sharron, if you want copies of any of them, let me know.

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  • Miss Wheat is really such a unique little girl - lovely pictures, thanks for posting them.

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    Clay, I would love to have copies or the full site to send my friends to.
    I can't tell you how nice you made her look…

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  • Very nice! Miss Wheat is pretty and gorgeous! :D:p:D

    How is her personality? Is she friendly with other pets?

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    Yes, Miss Wheat is very nice to humans and other dogs. Small furry critters need to fear her however, laugh…
    The village dogs have to be nice, or they are killed. So, sometimes it hard to get her to put her ears up, because she is being submissive to the humans around her.
    Her biggest fault is that she is rough taking food from the hand. But we are working on that. She is better than she was..it was grab food when you can, where she came from.
    The show folks were so very kind to her. They couldn't believe how they could just pick her up and carry her around. Course, they also had bait in their pockets, so Wheat fell in love with them instantly!

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    Lovely pictures - she looks very calm arounf the other Basenji too. Is that one collar or two? I saw a kind of double collar like that on some Akita Inus last weekend that depending on whether they wanted control or just to walk they just changed from one to the other. Is it one of those? - I had never seen them before.

    Thank you for keeping Miss Wheat's admirers up to date with pictures.

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    We wanted to make sure we had outside I.D.'s on the dogs, they are all micro chipped
    So, the one collar was for if she got loose, a contact number, the other was to keep her with us. Interesting to note, these african dogs don't really run off…they want to keep their humans in sight. Seems like once they have bonded to a food source, they want to keep tract of it. BUT leashes, when they are out, it the way to go.

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  • What a beautiful dog! She looks almost Basenji like. What breed is she?

    Emm

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    Emm. she is suspose to be a basenji but right now, I just call her my village dog . Hard to tell as she came from Africa just 8 months ago. When she was a puppy, she was p/u and brought to this country. She was imported to help expend the BCOA gene pool. However, she has some things that the basenji folks didn't like so she will be fixed and my pet.
    However the other dogs were given a much different review, so they will most likely be
    accepted into BCOA. A very excititng time.

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    @sharronhurlbut:

    they want to keep their humans in sight. Seems like once they have bonded to a food source, they want to keep tract of it.

    And BCoA thinks she wasn't a true basenji? She sure sounds like one to me…

    She'll make a great companion dog. How is she with other dogs? I'm sure that Rocky and Roxy would love to see her at the dog park one day, Sharron

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  • Do the African B's get judged in the same classes and by the same standards as "American" B's? If so, how did Miss Wheat do?

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    I decided not to put Miss Wheat in. I want the focus of the club on the b's who will help the gene pool.
    Steven, I am sure Wheat will love to play with your 2 b's…and other dogs as well.
    Its my current boy basenji who doesn't play nice with others!

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  • First Basenji's

    She really is beautiful. She has such a sweet, open expression, with just a little bit of mystery.

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  • Sharon, I was hoping the light color would be re-introduced. Isn't her color lost in the current gene pool? She such a lovely young 'un. Sorry to lose her in the pool.

    But you sure have your self a cutie!!

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    @sharronhurlbut:

    Steven, I am sure Wheat will love to play with your 2 b's…and other dogs as well.
    Its my current boy basenji who doesn't play nice with others!

    When we were there this morning, there were other Basenji's there, two red & whites. There were probably more Basenjis in the dog park than any other breed.

    @snorky998:

    Sharon, I was hoping the light color would be re-introduced. Isn't her color lost in the current gene pool?

    Bongo and Bokoto of Blean produced cream Bs, but the cream colour was bred out in the late 1960s - see http://www.basenji.org/african/tudo7906.htm for a bit more information on the lighter colours.

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  • @smharr4:

    When we were there this morning, there were other Basenji's there, two red & whites. There were probably more Basenjis in the dog park than any other breed.

    Bongo and Bokoto of Blean produced cream Bs, but the cream colour was bred out in the late 1960s - see http://www.basenji.org/african/tudo7906.htm for a bit more information on the lighter colours.

    Miss Wheat is not a cream, I believe she is red according to color genetics testing - just a light red though. Sharron can correct me if I'm wrong. Bengi, another dog that they brought back in the same trip has a lighter red color as well. The Lukuru dogs brought back by Dr. Jo from a different region genetically are also red, it's just a light shade of red as well. I've got pictures of some of the other dogs so I'll put them them all in another album for comparison.

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  • Here is a link to an album with some different African imports that I've had the opportunity to see in person. I don't know the call names for the two darker red Ntomba dogs. I can add them if Sharron or someone else tells me. I think their names are Mosika (male) and Lokoso (female).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wisenji/sets/72157624936600476/

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    I think she looks stunning in her pale red coat. Does her tail curl more than in the pictures or is that it?

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